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Christmas Treats for Someone: Sons of Anarchy

Posted by Jason O on Dec 16, 2010 in Movies/TV/DVDs |

With many of the same traits as his previous hit series, The Shield, Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy starts slow but coaxes you in. Set in the small California town of Charmin, the series tells the story of the Sons of Anarchy, a gun running motor cycle gang with fingers in many illicit pies, headed up by the grizzly always watchable Ron “Hellboy” Perlman, with Katey “Married with children” Sagal (who plays a menacing juxtaposition to her previous sit-com roles) as his partner.

As with The Shield, what keeps bringing you back to SoA is the moral ambiguity. These are bad guys, yet when they face off against corrupt cops, child rapists or neo nazi rival gangs, you’re rooting for them. 

It’s not to everyone’s taste, but if you enjoyed The Shield, you’ll like this. Keep an eye out for Jay Karnes who shone as detective Holland “Dutch” Waggenbach in The Shield, who appears as a federal agent.


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